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Old November 26th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Prime or Infinity? (prices included)

I think I may answer my own question by stating the prices of these, but I would still like opinions anyway... I have my heart set on an Asus Transformer tablet (+ dock), but have been deciding between the Prime and the Infinity - both of which have just become available again on Amazon.co.uk.

The Infinity (64GB), sold and dispatched by Amazon, costs 599.99 (including the dock) - plus 199.99 for 2 years extra warranty and accident cover, or 159.99 for 3 years.

The Prime (16GB), sold and dispatched by Tribal UK on Amazon.co.uk (a reputable seller, from what I can tell), costs 325.99 (including the dock), plus 74.99 for 2 years extra warranty and accident cover, or 99.99 for 3 years.

At the moment it is seeming to me like a bit of a no-brainer - the Prime is almost half the cost of the Infinity, an while it only has a quarter of the storage, I can easily upgrade that by buying a reasonably-priced 64GB SD card, which should give me more than enough storage.

My primary uses will be:
- Videos
- Light document work (mostly Word, occasionally PowerPoint)
- PDF / book reading
- Light gaming (i.e. not big, 3D games, just simple stuff)
- Emulated gaming (this is quite a big one, actually - want to play SNES/N64 emulated games with external controllers via an HDMI cable)
- General web-browsing, YouTube, etc. with WiFi

So, any good reason for me to shell out for the Infinity or wait for a price reduction? Or just go for the Prime at a relatively good price? Many thanks in advance for opinions!

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UPDATE:

So, a bit of confusion... it seems the cheaper of the two models is actually a TF101, so NOT a Prime (please confirm?).

However, there IS a 32GB TF201 (Prime?) with dock for 389.99 (sold and dispatched by Amazon). So add this instead of the TF101!
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The Infinity is basically a Prime with improved Wifi and GPS signals. The trade-off is entirely up to you.

I have a Prime and I love the thing. It's razor thin, feels extremely sturdy, the screen is amazing, and it's super fast. BUT, I'm really bummed about the GPS issues. I cannot get a lock and Asus is no longer giving out a free dongle (not that I want one anyway). So, I'm actually on the hunt for a cheap Infinity in the US.

But if you have no interest in using your tablet for GPS, then you might save yourself some money and go with the Prime. It's really a beast!
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Believe the Infinity has a slightly better screen resolution as well.
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Yeah and a slightly better processor...
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I had the prime, and traded it for the infinity through warranty claim. Both are very good, the resolution of the prime is 720p, while the infinity is 1080p. The processor in the infinity is better, but it actually lags a little bit more because it has to push so many more pixels than the prime. Also, battery life was much better on the prime because of that as well. Prime lasted about 10-12 hours without keyboard, infinity about 8. Both are currently running 4.1.1, no word on 4.2 for any device that I know of. Some more things to consider before you buy.
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It's the same processor, it's just clocked higher. If you root a prime and OC it 200 KHz, you have an Infinity without the higher resolution screen.
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